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ITALY CULINARY TOUR – OVERVIEW

Explore the traditional hill towns of Tuscany on our sumptuous 5-day Italy culinary tour. Based in the charming village of Cortona, walking distance from the lively piazza, we’ll explore the region through its cuisine, and of course, through some of the best wines in Tuscany. You’ll learn to cook an authentic Italian meal, visit local food producers, sip wine at lush, rolling vineyards, and nibble on treats as you explore the delightful hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, and of course, Cortona. Culminating with a traditional truffle hunt and dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, our Italian cooking vacation is a relaxing getaway on its own, or explore more of Italy by combining it with visits to Florence and Venice.

Top Italian Culinary & Cooking Experiences:

  • An Italian cooking class specializing in traditional Tuscan cuisine
  • Wine tasting at a local winery followed by a sumptuous lunch overlooking the vineyard
  • Wine and cheese tasting in Pienza and Montepulciano
  • Visits to local farms and food producers, complete with tasting and sipping
  • Ice cream and sorbet cocktail class
  • Truffle hunt and farm-to-table lunch
  • Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant

Immerse yourself in Tuscany’s luscious culinary treasures and connect with the warm and generous locals. For more information on our Italy culinary tour, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.

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Cooking & Eating in Italy

Italy’s legendary cuisine is known for its simplicity, freshness and high-quality ingredients. On our Italian cooking tour you’ll indulge in Tuscany’s culinary treasures, including world-class wines and cheeses, olives and olive oil, delectable pastas, and exquisite truffles. Join our local chefs for hands-on Tuscan cooking classes where you will learn regional specialties as well as traditional Italian staples like homemade pastas and flavorful sauces.

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Italy Cooking Tour – Itinerary

DAY 1: Italy Cooking Tour Begins

Pick-up in Florence and transfer to Cortona. Walking tour of medieval Siena en route, with a stop at a traditional bakery. Overnight in a boutique hotel.

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DAY 2: Italian Cooking Class & Food Tour

Traditional Tuscan cooking class and lunch with wine. Tour of farms and local food producers. Happy hour ice cream cocktail class. Overnight in a boutique hotel.

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DAY 3: Lunch at One of the Best Wineries in Tuscany

Visit Braccesca Winery, a favorite winery in Tuscany and top Vino Nobile producer. Tour the vineyards and cellars, with wine tasting and lunch. Afternoon visit to Pienza and Montepulciano. Overnight in a boutique hotel.

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DAY 4Truffle Hunt & Farm-to-Table lunch

Authentic truffle hunt in the countryside and farm-to-table lunch. Farewell dinner at a Michelin star restaurant. Overnight in a boutique hotel.

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DAY 5: Italy Culinary Tour Ends

Private transfer to the Florence airport for flight home, or extend your tour with a few days in Florence.

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Optional Florence Extension:

Ask us about our 3-day/2-night Florence extension, which you can enjoy either before or after your Tuscany food and wine tour.